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Cocaine Detox in Nashville

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Cocaine detox at Nashville Treatment Solutions is designed to help individuals safely and comfortably withdraw from cocaine use while receiving support from a team of experienced medical professionals. Our program offers personalized care, evidence-based and holistic therapies, and education to address the physical and emotional challenges that come with overcoming cocaine addiction. We are dedicated to guiding our clients toward lasting recovery and a healthier, drug-free lifestyle.

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What Is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug that is derived from the South American coca plant. It increases dopamine levels in the brain, leading to euphoria and increased energy and alertness. Cocaine can be snorted, smoked, or injected. Due to its effects it is highly addictive even after using a few times. 

Prolonged use of cocaine can lead to serious physical and mental health issues, including heart problems, respiratory difficulties, anxiety, depression, paranoia, and addiction. Additionally, as tolerance to the drug increases, higher doses are needed to achieve the desired effects, which also increase the risk of overdose and death.

What Is Cocaine Detox?

Cocaine detox is the process of allowing the body to rid itself of cocaine while managing withdrawal symptoms in a safe and controlled manner. Detoxification from cocaine can be challenging due to the physical and psychological dependence that develops with prolonged use.

How Cocaine Detox in Nashville Works

We partner with several detox centers in the Nashville area to begin your recovery journey before transitioning to one of our cocaine addiction treatment programs. Generally, you can expect to undergo the following during detox: 

  • A thorough assessment by an experienced medical team to determine the individual’s level of cocaine use, physical health, and any co-occurring mental health conditions. 
  • Based on this assessment, a personalized treatment plan is developed to address the specific needs and goals of each client.
  • During detox, clients are monitored by medical professionals to ensure their safety and comfort throughout the withdrawal process. 


In addition to medical support, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) may be used to help manage withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue, depression, cravings, anxiety, and agitation. Additionally, individuals undergoing cocaine detox often receive counseling, therapy, support groups, and other forms of interventions to address underlying issues related to their substance use. 

Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

Cocaine withdrawal symptoms can vary in intensity and duration depending on the individual’s level of use, frequency of use, and duration of use. Some common cocaine withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Agitation
  • Vivid dreams or nightmares
  • Insomnia or excessive sleeping
  • Cravings for cocaine

How Long Does Cocaine Withdrawal Last?

The length of cocaine withdrawal can vary from person to person, but typically it lasts for about one to two weeks. In some cases, individuals may experience post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS) that can last for months after stopping cocaine use. These symptoms can include mood swings, cravings, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and sleep disturbances. With continued support and treatment, PAWS do eventually subside.

Cocaine Withdrawal Timeline

The withdrawal timeline for cocaine detox varies from person to person, but generally follows these different stages:

  • Days 1 to 3: The initial crash period usually begins within the first 24 hours after last use and continues for a few days. It can involve fatigue, excessive sleeping, increased appetite, irritability, intense cravings, and depression as the body adjusts to the absence of cocaine.
  • Days 3 to 7: This is the acute withdrawal stage. Symptoms such as anxiety, agitation, sweating, tremors, insomnia or hypersomnia, and mood swings often occur until they peak. 
  • Days 7 to 14: The subacute withdrawal period is where physical withdrawal symptoms start to subside. However, psychological symptoms like cravings and depression can persist.
  • PAWS: Some individuals may experience PAWS for an extended period after the physical withdrawal symptoms have fully subsided. 

What Happens After Detox?

After completing detox, individuals typically transition to one of our addiction treatment programs depending on their needs and treatment goals, including:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Our PHP involves highly-structured programming during the day at a treatment facility where clients receive therapy, counseling, and support while still living at home or at a sober living facility.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): Our IOP provides more flexibility than our PHP with fewer hours of therapy each week that allow individuals to gradually reintegrate into their daily lives while continuing to receive therapeutic support.
  • Evening IOP: Similar to our daytime IOP, our evening IOP offers sessions in the evenings providing even more flexibility for those who have to work or have other commitments during the day. 
  • Outpatient Program (OP): Our OP is the least intensive level of care and involves individual and group therapy sessions several times weekly to provide ongoing support and guidance with sessions available at multiple times to fit our clients’ schedules. 


Each of our cocaine addiction treatment programs offer continued therapeutic support, education, relapse prevention skills training, and resources necessary for long-term sobriety after cocaine detox.

Start Cocaine Detox and Addiction Treatment in Nashville Today

Ready to start your journey to a brighter future and cocaine-free lifestyle? Take the first step by starting cocaine detox and addiction treatment at Nashville Treatment Solutions today. Our caring, compassionate, and experienced team is here to support you every step to overcome cocaine addiction and reclaim your life. Contact us now to take control of your future.